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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 15;44(6):850-6. Epub 2007 Feb 1.

Yellow fever: epidemiology and prevention.

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  • Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA. ebarnett@bu.edu

Abstract

Yellow fever continues to occur in regions of Africa and South America, despite the availability of effective vaccines. Recently, some cases of severe neurologic disease and multiorgan system disease have been described in individuals who received yellow fever vaccine. These events have focused attention on the need to define criteria for judicious use of yellow fever vaccine and to describe the spectrum of adverse events that may be associated with yellow fever vaccine. Describing host factors that would increase risk of these events and identifying potential treatment modalities for yellow fever and yellow fever vaccine-associated adverse events are subjects of intense investigation.

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